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Democracy Now! Thursday, September 4, 2003


Published September 4, 2003


Headlines
Judges Orders Stay on FCC Media Ownership Rules
Joints Chief Of Staff Criticize White House War Planning
Bush to Seek $60-$70 Billion More To Pay Iraq Costs
UK Intelligence Experts Protested Iraq Dossier
U.S. Fails To Meet Deadline in Destroying Chemical Weapons
Report: White House OKd Evacuation of 140 Saudis Post 9/11
More Headlines

In Surprise Decision, Federal Judges Block FCC Media Ownership Rules
Court ruling marks major setback to the FCC and Michael Powell; the regulations were to go into effect today. This comes as the major networks launch new pro-FCC lobbying effort. Their message? America Says: Dont Get Between Me And My TV.

With Occupation Costs Soaring, U.S. Set to Go Back To U.N. Asking For Unprecedented Resolution
As the Pentagon outlines Washingtons failed Iraq plans, the White House plans to ask Congress for $60-$70 billion more for Iraq and is seeking a UN approval to force other nations to contribute troops and funds.

Will Bush Backers Manipulate Votes to Deliver GW Another Election?
As millions of voters prepare to use electronic voting machines for the first time we take a look at the companies selling these machines and their ties to the Bush administration. We speak with reporter Julie Carr Smyth and author Bev Harris.

A Tortured Path to Justice
We take a look at the case of a torture-victim from El Salvador who confronted two former Salvadoran generals living in the U.S. He won a watershed victory last summer when a jury ruled that the two generals held command responsibility over abuses by the military. We speak with an investigative journalist who covered the story.

Under Pressure from Corporations, Ashcroft Threatens to Overturn a 200 Year-Old Law Used to Fight Human Rights Abusers and War Criminals
We host a debate between Daniel Griswold of the Center for Trade Policy Studies and international human rights lawyer Michael Ratner.


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